Ryder System Inc., a leader in truck fleet management, dedicated transportation and supply chain solutions, has named Scott Allen to the position of vice president and controller. In this position, Allen serves as Ryder’s principal accounting officer and is responsible for corporate accounting and planning, internal and external financial reporting, vehicle administration, as well as accounting for insurance, benefits, payroll and sales tax.
Allen joins Ryder from Altera Corp., where he most recently held the position of vice president of business finance and financial planning and analysis. During his seven-year tenure at Altera, he also served as the company’s vice president, corporate controller and assistant corporate controller.
Throughout his career, Allen has held roles of increasing responsibility in accounting, finance, and audit at various divisions of General Electric, KB Toys, Dominion Resources and Ernst & Young. Allen began his career as an accountant at KPMG. He holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting (magna cum laude) from Siena College and is a Certified Public Accountant.
“Scott brings 25 years of finance and accounting experience and the ability to lead and motivate large global teams to this important role,” said Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Art Garcia.
Allen succeeds Cristina Gallo-Aquino, who, as previously reported, has taken a new role at Ryder as vice president and chief financial officer of fleet management solutions, the company’s largest business segment.